According to Heather Whittle Wrigley, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be publishing 40 years of General Conference in Audio and Video format. These can be accessed online at General Conference: All Conferences archives. For those Latter-day Saints, within the Marysville community, this will be beneficial (as it is beneficial to all Latter-day Saints).
Currently, the Conference archives only have text related versions of the conferences go back to 1971 and video archives of the conferences go back to 2000. The endeavor of the Church is to allow individuals to view General Conference videos that go back to April 1971 by April 2012, and General Conference videos dating back to 2008 available in over 70 languages by June of 2012.
Quoting Elder Patrick Kearon, the initiatives purpose is to make conference messages much more accessible to members of the Church around the world. Kearon is also quoted as stating that … members are also interested in accessing past conferences.
Additionally, there is older General Conference archives dating back to the later 1800’s and are published online at a non-profit internet library:
The Church first published a general conference report in its jubilee (50th) year (1880). The next conference to be recorded in a similar manner was the October 1897 Semiannual General Conference.
Since 1899, the Church has published an official Conference Report volume for each April and October general conference. Only one conference, October 1957, was canceled, due to a flu epidemic.
For Latter-day Saints, the General Conferences is a time to gather together and hear the words of modern day Prophets and Apostles. We believe that our Heavenly Father speaks to us today, just as He spoke in sundry times. He has called men to lead His Church and to guide those who place their faith and trust in Him and in Jesus Christ. All are welcomed to hear the words of these inspired men and women.
The April 2012 General Conference is this weekend – March 31 and April 1 – will be available and can be viewed online at www.lds.org tomorrow morning, as well as on BYU TV channel 232 for those who have Comcast cable. For more information about General Conference, read About General Conference here.